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Canon RF 80mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Patent

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Canon filed a new patent application of a new telephoto prime lenses with macro capabilities. Designed for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system the name of the product will be Canon RF 80mm f/2.8 Macro Lens.

During the Canon EOS R5 development announcement, Canon also announced that there will be a total of 9 RF lenses coming in 2020, including already announced RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Lens (B&H, AmazonRF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM lens. Canon RF-mount lenses that are expected to be announced in 2021 can be found here.

Check out the details of Canon RF 80mm f/2.8 Macro Lens patent.

  • Focal length: 80.45 mm
  • F number: 2.90
  • Half angle of view: 15.05
  • Image height: 21.64 mm
  • Lens length: 123.69 mm
  • Back focus: 13.72 mm

Canon is working hard on a prime macro lens for the RF mount. Hope we will see a consumer product in the next few months especially in the beginning of 2021.

The Canon RF mount has the same 54mm diameter, but boasts a flange focal distance (the space between the lens and the sensor) of 20mm (24mm shorter than that of the EF/EF-S mount, thanks to the lack of mirror) and 12 electrical contacts (4 more than EF/EF-S, providing faster communication).

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via 2020-181169A (Japan)